A GOOD AMERICAN
el Documental del mes September 2016

A GOOD AMERICAN

Friedrich Moser

2015 100 min.

Original Version in English with Catalan or Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Executive Producer: Peter Janecek
    • Screenplay: Friedrich Moser
    • Photography: Peter Jablonowski, Thomas Pöcksteiner
    • Editing: Jesper Osmund, Kirk von Heflin
    • Sound: Klaus Gartner
    • Music: Christopher Slaski, Guy Farley
    • Not recommended for children under seven years
     

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Sinopsi

At the end of the Cold War, mathematician Bill Binney received an assignment to lead a team at the National Security Agency (NSA) to create a ground-breaking surveillance program. The program -ThinThread would be able to intercept any electronic signal, filter it according to goals and offer results in real time without invading people’s privacy.

The system was perfect; it only had one problem: it was too cheap. Three weeks before the attack on the Twin Towers, the program got cancelled. After 9/11, a policy of massive surveillance of citizens’ private communications started, and Binney left the NSA. His program could have prevented the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. His revelations about the way the most important information agency in the world works, unveil the political and economical web pulling the strings of our society.

Powerful film – a prequel to Snowden”
OLIVER STONE, film director

About direction (Friedrich Moser)

Friedrich Moser was born in 1969 in Austria. He holds a university degree in history and German studies from the University of Salzburg. His professional career started as a TV journalist in Bolzano-Bozen. In 2001 he founded the film & TV production company blue+green communication.

Awards & Festivals

  • CPH:DOX – Denmark, 2015
  • DOC NYC – USA, 2015
  • Palm Springs IFF (Best of Fest) – USA, 2015
  • IFF Rotterdam – The Netherlands, 2015
  • Festival Millenium Bruxelles – Belgium, 2015